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Pulmonary Tuberculosis, X-Ray, Spreading Through The Two Lungs Of A Child, Thoracic X-Ray. (BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)

Sacramento High School Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis; Parents Warned About Possible Exposure

Sacramento county’s division of public health says the student has been isolated at home and is under care.

02/02/2015

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2nd Sacramento Area Patient Being Tested For Ebola

Kaiser Permanente confirms that a patient admitted to their facility in South Sacramento is being tested for the Ebola virus.

01/30/2015

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

First Measles Cases Confirmed In Marin County, Bay Area Battleground For Vaccination Debate

Health officials say the patients are siblings who were unvaccinated and became infected outside the county.

01/30/2015

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Marin Family Whose Leukemic Child Can’t Vaccinate Asks School To Require Immunization

A six-year-old boy in Marin County who’s been fighting cancer most of his life is facing a new threat to his health his family says he shouldn’t have to worry about. 

01/28/2015

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Should Your Office Have Flu Etiquette? How One Silicon Valley Tech Company Is Keeping Its Workers Healthy

With flu season at epidemic levels in California, many companies are adopting a flu etiquette that includes no shaking hands and having sanitary face masks available.

01/28/2015

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State Health Advisory Issued For E-Cigarettes; Study Calls For Devices To Be Strictly Regulated

The state’s top health official has issued a health advisory on electronic cigarettes, calling them unsafe and urging people to avoid the increasingly popular devices.

01/28/2015

A notice for Costco customers in Gilroy who may have been exposed to the measles. (CBS)

Gilroy Costco Customers May Have Been Exposed To Measles

Customers at a Costco store in Gilroy may have been exposed to measles.

01/25/2015

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KPIX 5 Poll Finds Strong Bay Area Support For Right-To-Die Bill Among All Age Groups, Party Affiliations

As California lawmakers consider a bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain life-ending medication, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found strong support of the bill among Bay Area residents.

01/22/2015

Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on February 19, 2009 in Anaheim.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Measles Cases Grow To 59; Mostly Disney-Related, Some In Bay Area Counties

California public health officials say that if you haven’t gotten your measles shot, you should avoid Disneyland. Cases of the disease statewide has reached 59, but they aren’t all Disney related.

01/21/2015

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Health Care Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned.

01/21/2015

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